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Boating forecast for Waimamaku Reef

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  1. Extremely useful for viewing the forecast at a glance. You can quickly tell when the conditions are likely to better for boating and fishing.
  2. The summaries are useful to assist in understanding the weather patterns as well as planning your day and trips.
  3. The arrows show the direction of the wind. The direction of the wind is from the origin e.g. an easterly wind blows to the west. The dotted line is gust speed of the wind. For most spots you want the wind to be light (0 - 10 kts) for ocean conditions to be comfortable.
  4. The Sea height is the total wave height which includes both swell and chop. This is the most critical variable when looking at this forecast since a big sea height could be hazardous to boats or fishing off rocks etc. Swell refers to the height of the swell. The smaller the better. Chop refers to the height of the ocean chop. The less chop, the more comfortable conditions will be.
  5. The greater the swell period, the more comfortable the conditions are likely to be. It is believed sea sickness is triggered by a swell period around 5-6 seconds. However, the ocean chop can also cause sea sickness, so be aware of that too, especially if sea direction is considerably different to swell direction.
  6. Swell direction is represented by the origin of the swell. A westerly swell is moving to the east.
  7. Sea direction is represented by the origin of the chop. If there is not much chop this is not such a factor. However, you should check this variable if there is substantial chop, since if the swell direction is opposing the sea direction and swell and chop height are over 1 m, conditions could be rough.
  8. SwellMap presents tides as LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide), which is the height above the lowest tidal water level

Forecast updated at 02:33 Tuesday 21 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 02:33 Tuesday 21 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Tue 21 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h41.91.61.014SW--NW:44
9h41.81.51.016SW--N:68
15h41.91.61.015SWNWNW:1214
21h42.01.80.915SW--N:810
Low: 03:30 am (0.39 m); High: 09:30 am (3.03 m); Low: 03:40 pm (0.4 m); High: 09:50 pm (3.17 m);
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Wed 22 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h42.22.00.914SWNWN:1114
9h32.32.01.114SWNN:1721
15h22.62.21.314SWNWN:2025
21h22.82.51.311WNN:2227
Low: 04:10 am (0.37 m); High: 10:10 am (3.05 m); Low: 04:20 pm (0.41 m); High: 10:30 pm (3.14 m);
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Thu 23 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h22.72.51.115SWNWW:1114
9h22.52.31.016SWNWN:56
15h22.82.41.515SWSWSW:1619
21h23.22.61.914SWSWW:1923
Low: 04:40 am (0.39 m); High: 10:50 am (3.02 m); Low: 05:00 pm (0.48 m); High: 11:00 pm (3.07 m);
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Fri 24 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h23.42.72.111SWSWW:2125
9h23.52.82.110SWSWSW:2025
15h23.42.82.010SWSWSW:1619
21h23.42.91.716SWSWSW:912
Low: 05:20 am (0.47 m); High: 11:20 am (2.95 m); Low: 05:30 pm (0.58 m); High: 11:40 pm (2.95 m);
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Sat 25 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h23.63.31.517SW--W:710
9h23.93.71.317SW--NW:810
15h23.93.71.216SWNWNW:1316
21h23.63.41.216SW--NW:1114
Low: 05:50 am (0.58 m); High: 12:00 pm (2.84 m); Low: 06:10 pm (0.72 m);
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Sun 26 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h23.53.31.316SW--NW:1316
9h23.63.41.316SW--S:710
15h23.73.51.216SW--S:34
21h23.73.51.216SW--S:912
High: 12:10 am (2.81 m); Low: 06:20 am (0.71 m); High: 12:30 pm (2.73 m); Low: 06:40 pm (0.87 m);
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Mon 27 SepRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
3h23.63.41.215SW--S:56
9h23.43.21.115SW--SW:46
15h23.23.01.115SW--S:1114

Forecast updated at 02:33 Tuesday 21 September (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

Waimamaku Reef sea temperature: 15°C

Sunrise and sunset for today

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